The Meadows Foundation
VIDA was awarded a generous grant from the Meadows Foundation. The Meadows Foundation is among the most recognized private philanthropies in the country. It "looks for programs and services that employ imaginative, innovative ways to solve community problems". The Meadows Foundation was established by Algur H. and Virginia S. Meadows from wealth accumulated by Mr. Meadows through the creation of General American Oil Company, at one time among the largest private oil and gas companies in the United States. The Meadows Foundation exists to assist people and institutions of Texas improve the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations. Hallmarks of the Meadows Foundation support for VIDA is the life-changing educational focus with evidenced based results through partnership with sister organizations.